• Chrysocolla ps. after Malachite ps. after Azurite with Quartz
  • Chrysocolla ps. after Malachite ps. after Azurite with Quartz
  • Chrysocolla ps. after Malachite ps. after Azurite with Quartz
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Chrysocolla ps. after Malachite ps. after Azurite with Quartz

$2,700.00   €2,215  £2,000.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC20842
This jagged architectural miniature features an unusual double pseudomorph of intense sky-blue Chrysocolla replacing Malachite after Azurite and coated in Quartz, from a magnificent recent find in the Tenke-Fungurume area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in Central Africa.  Many former tall and narrow Azurite crystals measuring up to 3.5 cm, form a stalagmitic group of replaced Chrysocolla crystals entirely encrusted with sparkling micro-Quartz crystals.  The pseudomorphed Chrysocolla crystals project vertically from a drusy Chrysocolla and Quartz covered plate of mixed Malachite and light-grey matrix.  The Chrysocolla is a stunning sky-blue and throughout the base can be seen a remnant core of pale leaf-green Malachite.  The Tenke-Fungurume area delineates a 30 km copper-cobalt mineralised zone between Tenke hill in the NW and Fungurume hill in the SE of the Kolwezi mining district.  The region holds large ore reserves and to date a suite of 31 minerals have been recorded, including some exceedingly rare copper species.  This choice specimen will make a great contribution to any collection specialising in this classic region of Central Africa.

Details

Dimensions
4.6 × 5.5 × 3.3 cm
Categories
Carbonates, Pseudomorphs, Quartz and Agate, Silicates
Locality
Tenke-Fungurume area, Kolwezi mining district, Lualaba, DR Congo, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Chrysocolla, Malachite, Quartz

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